So we had our labor day barbeque and poker game today. We ended up with six people over, plus Mel, myself, and the kids of course, for a total of ten.
Great menu; we did burgers, glazed chicken breast, marinated pork loin, and bratwurst (and hot dogs for the kids); plus roasted corn on the cob, roasted jalapenos, fixings for the sandwhiches, and a meat/cheese/bean dip that I make... plus of course all the various beverages people can drink.
Much like the July 4th celebration we started at around noon, and I just now packed everyone off home safe. Of course on the 4th it was 3am before we ended it, but that was a bit much for Mel, so we had an early night.
One fun thing, our friends Bill and Angel brought over their wolf Loki (she's a pure grey wolf, domestic bred and then abandoned as a pup); and she and Mac got along great.
The food went over very well, and then we got down to the poker. First tournament we had six people, $5 buy-in, and I ended up taking second (with Angel taking first. She had trip kings to my two pair), then we ended up in a cash game for the second half of the night. I went up $5 then down $5, and I ended my night.
Overall, a really great day. Good friends, good food, good fun.